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Besides types I and II, what are other kinds of bipolar disorder?

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Besides type I and type II, there are other types of bipolar disorder.

  • With cyclothymia, there are frequent but milder changes in your mood.
  • With "unspecified" or "other specified" bipolar disorder (formerly called "bipolar disorder not otherwise specified"), a person has only a few of the mood and energy symptoms that define a manic or hypomanic episode. Or the symptoms may not last long enough to be called clear-cut "episodes."

From: Understanding Bipolar Disorder WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, Text Revision. Washington, D. C.: American Psychiatric Association, 2000. The Nations Voice on Mental Illness. Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA). American Psychiatric Association. National Institute of Mental Health. Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Patients with Bipolar Disorder, 2002. WebMD Medical Reference: Bipolar Disorder. Muller-Oerlinghausen, B. The Lancet, Jan. 19, 2002. Kaufman, K. . June, 2003. Compton, M. Depression and Bipolar Disorder, ACP Medicine.









Annals of Clinical Psychiatry

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on October 16, 2018

SOURCES: Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, Text Revision. Washington, D. C.: American Psychiatric Association, 2000. The Nations Voice on Mental Illness. Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA). American Psychiatric Association. National Institute of Mental Health. Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Patients with Bipolar Disorder, 2002. WebMD Medical Reference: Bipolar Disorder. Muller-Oerlinghausen, B. The Lancet, Jan. 19, 2002. Kaufman, K. . June, 2003. Compton, M. Depression and Bipolar Disorder, ACP Medicine.









Annals of Clinical Psychiatry

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on October 16, 2018

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